Gang-Related News Articles
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Defendant in gang racketeering case George Manuel Flores sentenced to 30 years (Los Angeles, CA): The lead defendant in a federal RICO indictment that was brought as part of the nation's largest-ever gang sweep was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for helping coordinate the racketeering activities of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang and distributing large quantities of narcotics.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: January 13, 2011
Congress may cut anti-gang funds for Yakima County (Yakima, WA): A moratorium on earmarks in Congress might leave Yakima County without some of its gang prevention money.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 13, 2011
Suspect in gang-related shooting arraigned (Novato, CA): While a key suspect remains at large, a 22-year-old Novato woman was arraigned Thursday in association with a gang-related shooting Jan. 3 outside a Safeway store at Hamilton Marketplace in southern Novato.
Source: NovatoPatch Date: January 13, 2011
Program at Lacey library gives parents helpful tips on spotting gang activity (Forked River, NJ): Gang activity and what parents can do to recognize whether their child might be interested in or possibly involved in gangs was the topic of a program held Thursday night at the Lacey branch of the Ocean County Library.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 13, 2011
Eighth grade girl suspended for wearing rosary beads (Houston, TX): Fort Bend Independent School District officials in Texas are serious about curtailing gang activity. So serious, in fact, that an 8th grade student at Hodges Bend Middle School was suspended for wearing her rosary beads that reminded her of the love her late grandmother had for her.
Source: Gather Date: January 13, 2011
Sacramento City Unified, Boys and Girls Club launch gang-prevention program (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento City Unified School District has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Sacramento to launch a gang prevention program with the help of a $325,000 federal grant.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 12, 2011
Oakland to order gang injunction study (Oakland, CA): Opponents of both enacted and proposed gang injunctions in the city cheered Tuesday night when the public safety committee asked police and the city attorney to answer the community's sharpest worries about the injunctions' impact.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 12, 2011
Winnipeg street gang member deported (Winnipeg, MB): A member of Winnipeg's African Mafia street gang has been deported by the Canada Border Services Agency, the federal government reported Wednesday.
Source: CBC News Date: January 12, 2011
Police: Gangs younger, more violent (Norfolk, VA): A regional violent gang task force says gang members are getting younger and more violent. The Safe Streets Task Force, made up of local, state and federal law enforcement authorities, has been systematically dismantling two major gangs in Hampton Roads for more than a year.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: January 12, 2011
Regional report targets arrests, gang activity (Ramona, CA): About one-quarter of the people arrested for crime in San Diego County admit to some form of gang activity, according to a new report released by the Criminal Justice Division of the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).
Source: Ramona Sentinel Date: January 12, 2011
Men arrested in connection with gang activity (Marlboro County, SC): The FBI was involved in a Marlboro County, South Carolina, investigation that netted six alleged members of the Crips/Folk gang.
Source: Richmond County Daily Journal Date: January 12, 2011
Hawaiian Gardens gang leader gets 30 years (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed drug kingpin and key defendant in a federal gang sweep was sentenced Monday to 30 years in federal prison for overseeing the racketeering and drug activities of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens street gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 11, 2011
Los Banos man turns himself in after gang-related shooting (Los Banos, CA) : A Los Banos man suspected of attempted murder in last week’s gang-related shooting of a teen turned himself in to police Saturday. His alleged accomplices were also arrested.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 11, 2011
Judge OKs 'safety zone,' curfew in gang injunction (Indio, CA): A judge Monday approved a gang injunction imposing a “safety zone” and curfew in Indio. Superior Court Judge Harold Hopp ruled there were grounds to approve the injunction, which stems from an extensive gang sweep last month.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: January 11, 2011
Two injured in gang fight at Tulare restaurant (Tulare, CA): Two men were injured during a gang fight involving seven people outside a downtown Tulare restaurant this weekend, police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 11, 2011
Salinas police chief makes new plea for help in combatting violence (Salinas, CA): Salinas' top law enforcement officer recited a near 1,400-word statement at a press conference Monday that sought to address media inquiries about a recent spate of shootings as well as a growing backlog of unsolved killings.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: January 11, 2011
Local gang activity under review (Staunton, VA) : Staunton Police are working on a case of gang activity from the weekend. On Saturday, police arrested 18-year-old Kenneth Wilkerson and charged him with felonious assault and participation in a street gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News Date: January 11, 2011
Business watch meeting tackles issue of gangs and drugs in Great Falls (Great Falls, MT): Business owners and the public turn out for tonight’s third Downtown Business Watch Meeting, addressing the issue of gangs and drugs.
Source: KFBB 5 News Date: January 11, 2011
Tracy boy stabbed, attackers asked about gang affiliations (Tracy, CA): A 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the back over the weekend near downtown Tracy, police said. About 1:50 a.m. Saturday Tracy police received a 911 call from a cell phone reporting the incident, said Sgt. Tony Sheneman, police department spokesman.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 11, 2011
SD county supervisors look to crack down on 'gang pimps' (San Diego, CA): San Diego County will lead the way in trying to aggressively punish and prosecute so-called “gang pimps” in California. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to sponsor new state legislation in Sacramento.
Source: KPBS News Date: January 11, 2011
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